Baked Pink Grapefruit

  • pink grapefruit
  • sugar
  • coconut rum
  • chocolate chips
  • whipped cream

Preheat oven to 400. Cut grapefruit in half, prepare as if you were going to eat with a spoon. Place in ovenproof bowl, pour 1 tablespoon rum over each half, sprinkle with a little sugar, let set for a while.
Heat fruit thoroughly, about 10 min, remove from oven, add a few chocolate chips, whipped cream, serve.

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World Famous Strawberry Shortcake!
(available January – April)

Every spring, people flock to Parkesdale Farm Market from across the United States, even as far as Europe and Asia, just for a bowl of our World Famous Strawberry Shortcake!  Served fresh from the fields, sweet sliced berries sit atop a bed of shortcake with a healthy dollop of whipped cream as garnish. 

Our shortcake has been an ever improving recipe to combine the tastes of the south with the appeal of the north for the perfect shortcake.  A little like a biscuit with a touch of cake, our shortcake is just sweet enough to compliment the juicy strawberries and moist enough to soak up all the sugary flavored berry juices.

A grand attraction in its own right, during the annual Plant City Strawberry Festival, Parkesdale Farm Market caters to the town’s love of berries with our very own Strawberry Throne.  Sit, put on your crown, hold your roses and enjoy the chance to be Queen or King for the day.  Enjoy a break from the hustle and bustle of Festival days by taking a break at one of our tables, set amid a tropical garden and lush flowers and foliage, to try our fresh milkshakes, shortcakes, and other delectable treats.  Our Market sits directly on your route to or from the Festival each year, don’t forget to stop and pick up your own berries and more to take home!!


We have received many fruit packages but your produce and service is the best. Each item was in perfect condition and delicious.
-K. Reynolds, Belleville, IL

Fruit was fresh and tasty. I only hope we get more. Thanks.
-L. Patrick, Loganton, PA

I live in Minnesota now and these oranges and grapefruit remind me of home. :) Very yummy fruit!!
-Land-Otis Family, Rosemount, MN

I am surprised at how nice they are considering the weather before/during harvest. The postman even brought them inside the porch so they would not freeze.
-A. Knoll, Slatington, PA

I really enjoy the Honeybells. They are so sweet and nice and arrived in fine shape.
-D. King, Hamburg, NY

This was a Mother's Day Gift from my son and family and the fruit was very sweet and tasty.
-A. Schmit, Henderson NV

The Honeybells are wonderful, so sweet and juicy. Each one was perfect. We are really enjoying them. Thanks.
-M. Smith, Russell Springs, KY

I went to Parkesdale Farm today and had the best Strawberry Shortcake and ice cream. The service was also exemplary. Just wanted you to know.
-B. Baugh

This March, my wife and I, along with another couple from Lakeland stopped at your farm market for some fruit and one of your famous strawberry sundaes. We had one of your strawberry boats and everyone agreed that they were delicious. I couldn’t believe the amount of strawberries that were in that boat. I just keep talking about it. Keep up the good work.
-E. Claycomb

Having only been here in Plant City for 9 ½ years, I am very proud to say I am from Plant City and we have the best strawberries in the U.S. People do not believe your strawberry shortcake, how big it is, but I haul out my photo album and it never fails to amaze them.
-E. Bitz

To all the swell folks at Parkesdale. New to Florida from New York we decided to make this state our new home. We found your market after visiting Plant City and have been coming ever since. I feel like a kid in a candy store when I get there. The vegetables and fruits are great. The friendly workers make it a joy to shop there. Good luck and God Bless all.
-W. Lalen

My stepchildren and my fellow workers thank you profusely for the avalanche of strawberry cookies, as do I. That was very sweet of you. And delicious too. I’ll be there sometime this spring for shortcake. Have a great festival and thanks again.
-S. Millburg

What a surprise—St. Patrick’s Day and I get a treat of the fabulous “Parkesdale Strawberry Shortcake” as well as my wife and two friends from Evansville Indiana who are visiting. Of course I had some explaining to do when we found a table where we could consume our shortcake. Never in my wildest imagination did I think I would get treated to “Free” shortcake just by reminding you of your comment that day my fide asked you if you dreamed of strawberries at night. Thank you so much, you certainly know how to make and old man happy. We really enjoyed your generosity. It will be remembered each St. Patrick’s Day.
-A. Appel